Sweet & Salty Hickory Farm Snack Selections

Some foods just naturally go well together, with each making the other taste even better when paired. At Hickory Farms, we pride ourselves on our excellent selections for our gift baskets. Each product is taste-tested and chosen with great care to please our loyal customers who rely on us for quality products year round.

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Below are some of our favorites we’re sure that you will enjoy.

  • Our Hickory Farms Cheese Sampler is a fine gift idea and handy to have on hand to serve unexpected company. Three varieties of cheddar, along with Smoked Gouda, Three Cheese and Onion blends, come with our crisp Golden Toasted Crackers that are lightly dusted with sea salt. For a special taste treat, pair our cheeses with slices of Crown Comice, Red D’Anjou, and Golden pears and Fuji and Granny Smith apples from our Fresh From the Farm Gift Basket.
  • Your next gathering is sure to be a hit with Hickory Farms Jalapeno and Cheddar 3-Pack served with our Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers trio. This traditional snack stands the test of time and taste.
  • When you can’t decide between sweet and savory treats, go with our All Day Celebration Gift Box with enough of both tucked inside to satisfy any craving. Four flavorful sausage varieties, five cheese selections, and two types of crackers are just the beginning. Add in some melt-in-your-mouth Peanut Brittle, Cranberry & Sesame Nut mix, Spiced Almonds, and Peppermint Snow Mints. We even include two of our favorite mustard flavors, Honey & Pineapple and Sweet Hot, so you and your guests can experiment with taste sensations to achieve snack perfection.

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We make shopping a breeze for our customers, with store locations in the United States and Canada. Can’t find one near you? No problem! Call 800.753.8558 and place an order to be shipped straight to your door. We also accept online orders 24 hours a day from our secure site to protect our customer’s privacy.

Celebrate the New Year with These Delightful Desserts

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party, there are tons of things to consider, including your theme, the guest list, and the type of champagne to serve. But, as with any occasion, you don’t want to forget the dessert. For a delicious start to 2015, celebrate New Year’s with desserts inspired by Hickory Farms ingredients and these delicious recipes.

Orange and Ginger Cheesecake Ball

For a sweet twist on chips and dips, try this decadent dessert-style cheesecake ball. Start by mixing together a package of cream cheese with a bit of butter, some powdered sugar, and both the zest and the juice of a Mandarin Orange from our Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket. Finish by adding a handful of chopped crystallized ginger.

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Form the mixture into a ball and chill overnight. Before you serve, top the cheesecake ball with toasted coconut and arrange it on a platter surrounded by pieces of pound cake and slices of Fuji Apples and Crown Comice Pears from the basket.

Log Cake

If you are looking for a truly traditional dessert, consider a New Year’s Log Cake. To make the cake, beat egg whites until frothy before adding sugar, vanilla, and ground nuts from our Grand Nut Party Assortment Tin. Complete the batter with flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon before baking.

After removing the cake from the pan, top with a mixture of whipped cream, sugar, and amaretto, then roll up the cake and finish with more nuts.

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Chocolate Puffs

For another great way to use our mixed nuts, try a Chocolate Puff. Start by mixing the filling by combining cream cheese with sugar, chocolate-hazelnut spread, our chopped nuts, and whipped cream.

Next, build the puffs by mixing sugar, flour, and cocoa powder into water, melted butter, and salt. Bake the puffs, then scoop out the soft dough inside and replace the dough with your chocolate cream.

With these decadent New Year’s Eve treats, your guests will start 2015 with a satisfied sweet tooth. For help with all of your party snacks, check out the great selection at Hickory Farms.

 

New Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Your Family

A great Christmas celebration combines classic customs with new family traditions. Enjoy something a little different this holiday season with these unique ways to celebrate Christmas with your family and Hickory Farms.

Make this year’s tree edible

For a dessert that is both beautiful and delicious, let your kids make their own festive Christmas tree. Start by gathering the ingredients, including ice cream cones, frosting in various shades of green, and brightly colored candies, such as our Mini Melt Away Mints. Turn the ice cream cone upside down on a plate and cover it with the frosting. Then, let your child’s imagination run wild as he or she decorates the tree with the candies.

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Take the time to reflect on your year

For a tradition that you will love for years to come, spend an afternoon recording your favorite memories of the year. Gather your family together to enjoy a snack of our Beef Summer Sausage, Farmhouse Cheddar, and Golden Toasted Crackers while you talk about all of the exciting things that you did together. Then, in a keepsake book, write down a few of your favorite memories. Each year, start this tradition by reading what you wrote in past years.

Adopt ancient traditions

One of the earliest known Christmas celebrations involved decorating outdoor trees to feed the birds. Adopt this ancient tradition as part of your modern celebration by threading our Peanut Brittle Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle onto strings and draping the strings around branches in your yard.

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Explore other cultures

Throughout the globe, many cultures celebrate Christmas by putting their own spin on the festivities. Add a global perspective to your celebration by baking a batch of classic lefse from Norway or Mexican wedding cookies. Your kids will love spending time with you as you research holidays around the world.

Introducing new traditions is a great way to make your family holiday celebrations truly your own. Try a couple of these ideas, combined with ingredients from our Hickory Farms Top Sellers, and put your own unique stamp on this year’s festivities.